Police has this evening arrested ailing Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine was arrested at Entebbe international airport where he was waiting to fly abroad for further treatment.
According one of Bobi wine’s Nicholas Opiyo, said that he doesn’t know why the lawmaker has been blocked at a critical time when he needs a better facility.
“The Uganda Police have violently blocked Hon Bobi Wine from traveling outside of the country in spite of the court declining to do so when being released on bail earlier in the week. This is absurd to say the least.” He stated.
Opiyo said the police violently abducted Bobi Wine from the airport, forced him into a police ambulance and is being driven to unknown destination.
It’s said that Bobi Wine sneaked out of Lubaga hospital on Thursday afternoon without being officially checked out by doctors.
It is believed that he was headed to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya for further treatment. Earlier reports said he would fly to UK or US.
Relatedly, Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Francis Zaake is still stranded at the Entebbe International Airport.
By press time, the ailing lawmaker was still guarded in the VIP launch without any medical assistance.
According to the civil Aviation Police, Zaake is unable to fly to the India since he still has issues to sort with the security operatives.
The Uganda police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said that Zaake is a criminal suspected to be plotting to run away from being prosecuted in disguise of getting medication.
Kayima says Zaake first escaped from police in Gulu and was resisting arrest at the health facility where he has been hiding. He says Zaake will be taken to Mulago hospital for further medical checkup and after will face charges of Treason, destruction of property.
However speaking to Hon. Zaake’s lawyer Assuman Basalirwa, said that he was not aware of any criminal charges against his client.
“The first charge sheet presented before the court martial only had Hon. Kyagulanyi’s names, I was in court till when we were transferred to the civilian court in Gulu which only comprised of 33 people without Zaake’s names. Therefore saying that Zaake has been wanted and dodging security operatives is unfair and misleading because they all know where he was.” Asuman Basalirwa said.